Steve Rosenbloom at the Chicago Tribune is excessively tough on the Bears in his Tuesday column. But one thing that he had spot on was the disturbing lack of pass rush Sunday:
“This is, what, Tuesday, and the Bears still haven’t touched Aaron Rodgers.
“Waiting. Wait. Ing.”
” I couldn’t find Pernell McPhee. Same goes for Jared Allen and Lamarr Houston.”
He’s right. The outside linebackers did a good job on Sunday against the run. But they get paid to rush the passer and they get paid a lot. Packers quarterback Aaron Rogers was not only barely touched on Sunday, they barely got close.
The Packers offensive line is good when its healthy. But they’re not that good.
The Bears aren’t going to beat many teams without a pass rush. The Arizona line isn’t exactly a strength of their team and and their quarterback Cason Palmer is a statue that won’t be running around the way Rogers did. So there will be an opportunity to improve this coming Sunday. If the Bears don’t, it will be very disturbing. Buckle up.